Sleepy Hollow Park
Lawton Avenue, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
25 acres


US-95 north to Exit 35; turn right onto High Ridge Road (Route 137);  turn left onto Vine Road; at the T-intersection; turn right onto Newfield Avenue; turn left onto Gray Farm Road; at the T-intersection; turn right onto Haig Avenue; in a short distance turn left onto Crestview Avenue; in a couple of blocks, turn left onto Woodbury Avenue; at the T-intersection, turn left onto Lawton Avenue.  Park along the right side of the road, let's say around house #123. 


This is an inland wetlands. A stream heads along the eastern border of the park. 


10/10/2005.  On an overcast day, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked near house #123.  We crossed the street and walked over to the stream.  We headed south along the stream.  At a little opening in the hedge along the stream there is a crude bridge that crosses the stream to take one to the other side, to the swampy areas.  Continuing south we came to a small branch stream.  One can cross the stream and head along a trail into the woods. It was getting late, so we turned around and walked back to the car.  I would like to return to this area at a season when there are more flower blooms.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant blooming on date of field trip 10/10/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Carya glabra (pignut hickory)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Crataegus sp. (hawthorn)    planted
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepperbush)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus kousa (kousa dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Viburnum sp. (plicatum)  ?   (double-file viburnum)    ?

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet) 
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Aster spp. (small white aster)     *
Bidens connata (swamp beggar ticks)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Callitriche sp. (water starwort)
Eupatorium sp. (Joe-Pye weed)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Lycopus sp. (bugleweed)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese smartweed)   
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)     *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)     *
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)
Viola sororia (common blue violet)     *

Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)

Carex crinita (fringed sedge)


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